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Learning Together Online

Have you ever asked yourself why your child or young person has such extreme behaviour?  Join us in our new online discussion series. From the comfort of your own home, you can be part of this online series: learning together.

In February we will be discussing the ‘A, C & E’ IN PACE = ACCEPTANCE, CURIOSITY & EMPATHY.  Register today.   

Who is Caring Families Aotearoa?

Caring Families Aotearoa (formerly Fostering Kids New Zealand) was formed more than 40 years ago to help caregiving families. We are here to support families who open their homes and hearts to tamariki (children) and rangatahi (young people) in need of care and protection.

Our Support for you as a Caregiver

Strong support is vital to ensure stable and secure homes for children in care.
It is so important you never feel alone during  your caregiving journey.
Caring Families Aotearoa offers a variety of support, advocacy and information
to meet your individual needs.

Caring Families Aotearoa provides training and learning opportunities to help you in your caregiving role.

News

East Coast News – December 2020
East Coast News – December 2020

Kia Ora Koutou, Due to unforeseen circumstances we are very sad to announce that Dorothy Waitoa is now not able to continue in the role of East Coast Regional Coordinator.  We wish Dot all the best for the future. This year more than any other, I have been keenly...

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Lower South News – December 2020
Lower South News – December 2020

Mere Kirihimete (Merry Christmas) everyone! This year more than any other, I have been keenly aware of the challenges that you have all faced. You continuously demonstrate your strength as you care and advocate for yourselves and tamariki and rangatahi in your care....

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Otago News – December 2020
Otago News – December 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all,  As my time as the Otago Regional Coordinator finishes and I am sorting out my office (its amazing what I have found!), it is an opportunity to reflect on my time, meeting and working with some amazing...

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Canterbury News – December 2020
Canterbury News – December 2020

Mere Kirihimete (Merry Christmas) everyone This year more than any other, I have been keenly aware of the challenges that you have all faced. You continuously demonstrate your strength as you care and advocate for yourselves and tamariki and rangatahi in your care....

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CEO’s Christmas Message

Meri Kirihimete - Merry ChristmasAs Christmas draws closer, and the end of the year is in sight, I would like to take this moment to thank each and every one of you wonderful caregivers. This year hasn’t been an easy one. With the emotional, physical and financial...

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Upper South News – December 2020
Upper South News – December 2020

Meri Kirihimete from the Upper South region. Well, what can I say that hasn’t already been said about this extraordinary year that is coming to a close! Except to say, that I feel very blessed to be in Aotearoa and part of an amazing care community in the Upper South....

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